Cowboys 27, Vikings 23
Tony Romo threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to Dwayne Harris with 35 seconds left, and Dallas beat Minnesota on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. Romo’s 7-yard pass to Harris answered an 11-yard touchdown by Adrian Peterson that had given Minnesota a 23-20 lead. The East Texas kid raised on the Cowboys had 140 yards rushing in his first game at their $1.2 billion stadium. The Cowboys bounced back from a devastating loss at Detroit by avoiding what probably would have been a more damaging defeat. Christian Ponder threw for a touchdown and ran for another score against his hometown team, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a fourth straight loss for the Vikings. Jason Witten had eight catches for 102 yards and a TD for Dallas.
Dal—FG Bailey 41
Min—FG Walsh 23
Dal—FG Bailey 44
Min—Ponder 6 run (Walsh kick)
Dal—Witten 26 pass from Romo (Bailey kick)
Dal—Hayden fumble recovery in end zone (Bailey kick)
Min—Rudolph 31 pass from Ponder (Walsh kick)
Min—Peterson 11 run (kick failed)
Dal—Harris 7 pass from Romo (Bailey kick)
|Total Net Yards||393||350|
|Time of Poss.||31:27||28:33|
RUSHING—Minnesota, Peterson 25-140, Ponder 4-29. Dallas, Murray 4-31, Romo 1-8, Randle 1-3, Dunbar 3-(minus 6).
PASSING—Minnesota, Ponder 25-37-1-236. Dallas, Romo 34-51-1-337.
RECEIVING—Minnesota, Jennings 6-56, Carlson 4-23, Peterson 3-37, Wright 3-31, Patterson 3-13, Rudolph 2-35, Simpson 2-24, Felton 1-11, Gerhart 1-6. Dallas, Witten 8-102, Beasley 6-68, Bryant 6-64, Murray 6-19, Dunbar 3-17, Williams 2-33, Harris 2-13, Hanna 1-21.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Titans 28, Rams 21
Chris Johnson ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns and visiting Tennessee beat former coach Jeff Fisher and St. Louis. Johnson’s 19-yard scoring run came the snap after Jurrell Casey sacked and stripped quarterback Kellen Clemens, and Derrick Morgan recovered. The Rams got a second straight 100-yard game from rookie Zac Stacy, who had 127 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns. The Rams drove to the Titans 26 in the final minute, but Austin Pettis got only a hand on Clemens’ high throw to the end zone on fourth down. The Titans snapped a three-game losing streak and won after their bye against a team on short rest. The Rams lost 14-9 on Monday night to Seattle.
Ten—Greene 5 run (Bironas kick)
StL—Stacy 3 run (Zuerlein kick)
StL—Stacy 9 run (Zuerlein kick)
Ten—C.Johnson 14 run (Bironas kick)
Ten—Locker 5 run (Bironas kick)
StL—Cook 10 pass from Clemens (Zuerlein kick)
Ten—C.Johnson 19 run (Bironas kick)
|Total Net Yards||363||363|
|Time of Poss.||27:09||32:51|
RUSHING—Tennessee, C.Johnson 23-150, Greene 9-38, Locker 3-10. St. Louis, Stacy 27-127, Clemens 1-16, Cunningham 3-11, Austin 1-6.
PASSING—Tennessee, Locker 13-22-2-185. St. Louis, Clemens 20-35-0-210.
RECEIVING—Tennessee, Wright 3-69, C.Johnson 3-20, Hunter 2-13, Walker 2-13, Greene 1-28, Mooney 1-22, Williams 1-20. St. Louis, Stacy 6-51, Givens 4-55, Cook 3-36, Kendricks 3-13, Quick 2-30, Pettis 1-13, Bailey 1-12.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—St. Louis, Zuerlein 44 (WR).
Panthers 34, Falcons 10
Cam Newton overcame a shaky start, throwing for one touchdown and running for another as Carolina beat Atlanta in Charlotte, N.C., for its fourth straight victory. The Panthers defense picked off Matt Ryan three times and cornerback Drayton Florence returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown to help hand the Falcons their fifth loss in six games. Newton threw for 249 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown pass to tight end Greg Olsen. He also ran for an 8-yard touchdown. Fullback Mike Tolbert scored his fifth touchdown in the last four games on a 4-yard burst. Ryan was 20 of 27 for 219 yards. The Falcons continued to struggle without Julio Jones and Roddy White. Tony Gonzalez had six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown for the Falcons.
Car—Tolbert 4 run (Gano kick)
Atl—FG Bryant 28
Car—Olsen 14 pass from Newton (Gano kick)
Atl—Gonzalez 17 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick)
Car—FG Gano 55
Car—Newton 8 run (Gano kick)
Car—Florence 38 interception return (Gano kick)
Car—FG Gano 20
|Total Net Yards||289||373|
|Time of Poss.||23:35||36:25|
RUSHING—Atlanta, Jackson 13-57, Rodgers 5-19, Ryan 2-2. Carolina, Stewart 9-43, D.Williams 13-42, Tolbert 6-24, Newton 5-22.
PASSING—Atlanta, Ryan 20-27-3-219. Carolina, Newton 23-37-2-249.
RECEIVING—Atlanta, Gonzalez 6-81, Rodgers 6-25, Douglas 3-82, Jackson 3-19, D.Johnson 1-10, Dr.Davis 1-2. Carolina, LaFell 6-74, Olsen 4-66, Smith 4-52, Stewart 3-22, Tolbert 3-13, D.Williams 2-12, Ginn Jr. 1-10.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Jets 26, Saints 20
Nick Folk remained perfect this season by kicking four field goals, and Rex Ryan’s defense outperformed twin Rob’s unit as New York upset New Orleans in East Rutherford, N.J. Rex is now 7-3 against his brother, and the Jets maintained their string of winning in odd-numbered games. Folk improved to 23 for 23 on field goals and 14 for 14 on extra points. Interceptions by Demario Davis and Antonio Cromartie highlighted New York’s solid defensive performance against Drew Brees, and former Saints and Washington State running back Chris Ivory rushed for 139 yards and a touchdown. New Orleans got two touchdown catches from Jimmy Graham, giving him 10 this season, but allowed seven plays of 19 yards or more, a season high against what has been an improved defense.
NYJ—FG Folk 39
NO—Graham 51 pass from Brees (Hartley kick)
NYJ—FG Folk 21
NO—Graham 10 pass from Brees (Hartley kick)
NYJ—Ivory 3 run (Folk kick)
NYJ—Smith 3 run (Folk kick)
NYJ—FG Folk 47
NO—FG Hartley 55
NYJ—FG Folk 45
NO—FG Hartley 43
|Total Net Yards||407||338|
|Time of Poss.||29:32||30:28|
RUSHING—New Orleans, Thomas 6-24, Ingram 4-19, Collins 1-7, Brees 1-(minus 1), Hill 1-(minus 8). N.Y. Jets, Ivory 18-139, Powell 9-29, Smith 6-18, Cribbs 3-12.
PASSING—New Orleans, Brees 30-51-2-382. N.Y. Jets, Smith 8-19-0-115, Cribbs 1-1-0-25.
RECEIVING—New Orleans, Graham 9-116, Thomas 7-66, Moore 6-70, Meachem 4-93, Stills 3-35, Sproles 1-2. N.Y. Jets, Salas 2-57, Sudfeld 2-46, Cribbs 2-6, Nelson 1-19, Bohanon 1-11, Kerley 1-1.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—New Orleans, Hartley 43 (WL).
Redskins 30, Chargers 24 (OT)
Darrel Young scored on a 4-yard run in overtime, the third touchdown of the game for the little-used fullback, giving Washington a win over San Diego in Landover, Md. Young, who had carried the ball only twice all season entering the game, also had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs for the Redskins, who scored on the opening drive of the extra period after winning the coin toss at the end of regulation. Robert Griffin III completed 23 of 32 passes for 291 yards with one interception for Washington. Alfred Morris rushed 25 times for 121 yards and a score, and Pierre Garcon had seven receptions for 172 yards. The loss ended a two-game winning streak for the Chargers.
SD—Lissemore 0 interception return (Novak kick)
Was—Morris 5 run (Forbath kick)
SD—Royal 15 pass from Rivers (Novak kick)
Was—Young 1 run (Forbath kick)
Was—Young 1 run (Forbath kick)
Was—FG Forbath 47
SD—Allen 16 pass from Rivers (Novak kick)
SD—FG Novak 19
Was—Young 4 run
|Total Net Yards||410||500|
|Time of Poss.||25:58||40:03|
RUSHING—San Diego, Mathews 7-34, Woodhead 7-21, Rivers 2-14. Washington, Morris 25-121, Helu Jr. 2-23, Moss 1-18, Reed 1-18, Griffin III 6-17, Young 5-12.
PASSING—San Diego, Rivers 29-46-2-341. Washington, Griffin III 23-32-1-291.
RECEIVING—San Diego, Woodhead 9-77, Allen 8-128, Gates 6-53, Royal 4-56, V.Brown 1-17, Green 1-10. Washington, Garcon 7-172, Hankerson 5-55, Reed 4-37, Paulsen 3-9, Helu Jr. 1-6, Paul 1-6, A.Robinson 1-4, Moss 1-2.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Washington, Forbath 25 (BK), 59 (BK).
Eagles 49, Raiders 20
Nick Foles tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes and threw for 406 yards to revitalize a struggling offense for visiting Philadelphia in a victory over Oakland. Foles connected three times with Riley Cooper to become the seventh quarterback in NFL history with seven TD tosses in a game. Peyton Manning did it for Denver on opening night this season against Baltimore. Foles also threw scoring passes to Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson as the Eagles looked nothing like the offense that failed to score a touchdown in each of the past two weeks. The Raiders had looked much improved on defense in recent weeks but were completely flummoxed by coach Chip Kelly’s spread offense that stalled in recent weeks after a fast debut in the NFL.
Phi—Celek 2 pass from Foles (Henery kick)
Oak—FG Janikowski 24
Phi—Cooper 17 pass from Foles (Henery kick)
Phi—Cooper 63 pass from Foles (Henery kick)
Oak—Jennings 8 run (Janikowski kick)
Phi—Ertz 15 pass from Foles (Henery kick)
Oak—FG Janikowski 53
Phi—McCoy 25 pass from Foles (Henery kick)
Phi—Jackson 46 pass from Foles (Henery kick)
Phi—Cooper 5 pass from Foles (Henery kick)
Oak—Stewart 2 run (Janikowski kick)
|Total Net Yards||542||560|
|Time of Poss.||22:06||37:54|
RUSHING—Philadelphia, Brown 7-54, McCoy 12-44, Cooper 0-18, Foles 3-14, Barkley 2-(minus 2). Oakland, Jennings 15-102, Pryor 10-94, McFadden 5-12, Stewart 2-2, Reece 1-0.
PASSING—Philadelphia, Foles 22-28-0-406, Barkley 2-3-0-13. Oakland, Pryor 22-41-2-288, McGloin 7-15-0-87.
RECEIVING—Philadelphia, Jackson 5-150, Cooper 5-139, Ertz 5-42, McCoy 4-36, Celek 3-27, Maehl 1-19, Brown 1-6. Oakland, Jennings 7-74, Streater 5-98, D.Moore 5-82, Rivera 4-36, Criner 3-32, Ford 2-28, Reece 2-22, McFadden 1-3.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Browns 24, Ravens 18
Cle—Bess 1 pass from Campbell (Cundiff kick)
Bal—FG Tucker 51
Cle—Bess 20 pass from Campbell (Cundiff kick)
Bal—M.Brown 19 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick)
Cle—Barnidge 4 pass from Campbell (Cundiff kick)
Bal—M.Brown 7 pass from Flacco (M.Brown pass from Flacco)
Cle—FG Cundiff 22
|Total Net Yards||278||315|
|Time of Poss.||29:10||30:50|
RUSHING—Baltimore, Flacco 3-25, Rice 11-17, Pierce 6-11, Leach 1-2. Cleveland, McGahee 21-31, Campbell 3-20, Whittaker 2-11, Gordon 1-10, Gray 1-1.
PASSING—Baltimore, Flacco 24-41-1-250. Cleveland, Campbell 23-35-0-262, Weeden 1-2-0-(minus 2).
RECEIVING—Baltimore, T.Smith 5-78, M.Brown 5-54, J.Jones 4-27, Thompson 3-24, Rice 3-21, Doss 2-29, Clark 1-14, Dickson 1-3. Cleveland, Little 7-122, Ogbonnaya 5-39, Gordon 3-44, Bess 3-24, Whittaker 3-13, Edwards 1-10, Barnidge 1-4, Cameron 1-4.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Patriots 55, Steelers 31
Tom Brady threw for season highs of 432 yards and four touchdowns, Rob Gronkowski had a career-high nine receptions and New England beat Pittsburgh in Foxborough, Mass. The 55 points were the most scored in an NFL game this season and the most ever scored against the Steelers. Brady had 252 yards passing in the first half, more than he had in five of his other eight games for New England. And 119 of those came on seven catches by Gronkowski in his third game since missing the first six recovering from surgeries on his left forearm and back. The two-time Pro Bowl tight end caught his first touchdown of the season, a 19-yarder.
NE—Amendola 34 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)
NE—Gronkowski 19 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)
Pit—FG Suisham 30
NE—FG Gostkowski 20
Pit—A.Brown 27 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)
NE—Ridley 1 run (Gostkowski kick)
Pit—Cotchery 20 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)
Pit—Cotchery 8 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)
NE—FG Gostkowski 32
NE—Dobson 17 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)
NE—Ridley 5 run (Gostkowski kick)
Pit—Cotchery 6 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)
NE—Dobson 81 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)
NE—Blount 5 run (Gostkowski kick)
|Total Net Yards||479||610|
|Time of Poss.||31:12||28:48|
RUSHING—Pittsburgh, Bell 16-74, Dwyer 1-30, F.Jones 1-5, Roethlisberger 2-(minus 1). New England, Ridley 26-115, Blount 5-47, Bolden 3-36, Brady 1-(minus 1).
PASSING—Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 28-48-2-400. New England, Brady 23-33-0-432.
RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, Cotchery 7-96, Sanders 6-98, A.Brown 5-71, Bell 4-65, Miller 4-43, Dwyer 1-23, F.Jones 1-4. New England, Gronkowski 9-143, Dobson 5-130, Amendola 4-122, Ridley 3-9, Hoomanawanui 1-17, Edelman 1-11.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
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